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Dec 30, 2012 12:15am EST
the family to read together. we have a program called family reading olsen we use high-quality picture books and the parents and the caregivers share those with the young people. these are in transitional homes. all the housing projects and things like that. most of the time the adults have very little that are sit levels but these picture books give them an opportunity to not be ashamed that they cannot read. it turns into a discussion. >> how many people come? >> in baltimore city for instance we have 38% of adult illiteracy rate. >> why, 38%? >> and that is totally ill or it and then you think about five to 10 more percent that are barely letter it and people, that's why when we looked at technology as a way that is nonthreatening in a sense that they are reading with these tools so we are we are trying to grab them however we can. >> do you know, how many libraries -- and this is a broad question in a way. since literacy is obviously a -- and i support ms. smith in new york with the literacy program where she raises money and also a lot of other things but how many librarie
Dec 22, 2012 1:00pm EST
ted olsen -- a very prominent attorney -- to say that since nudity was preferred as prayer as a form of communication, perhaps the students ought to dance naked before the ball game. i thought that was all right unless, of course, they got naked by the dance of the seven veils which would bring the aclu down on their heads, because the dance of the seven veils refers, is found in the bible. >> host: something religion we get into. what, what have you seen in terms of the trend to have court over time, in terms of, you know -- >> guest: well, it's not just the court. that's one reason i say this book is not just for lawyers by any means. what we're talking about is the movement of the culture. we're talking about the movement of social classes within the culture. and that's reflected in the law. constitutional law isn't out there by itself doing these things. there are other forces in the society impinging upon it. now, i think it's probably true that throughout our history the court has shifted in finding things in the constitution that aren't really there according to the desires of
Dec 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
. >> as the question right there. >> ken olsen, westport, connecticut. my favorite senator. >> that's why colony. >> i think a couple of lessons have been learned of the last ten years, and maybe even the last five years, and not the least of which is elections dummy democracy. i think i wondered if there are people in this world that just don't want democracy. and is that necessarily a bad thing in particular parts of the world? and how we in the u.s. respond to that if that -- if what i posture as possible. >> well, it's great to see. so bitterly. >> guest: if from what i have observed, people do want democracy. they may settle land with dictatorship for a while, but ultimately there is a natural and human yearning for freedom and an opportunity, and economic agenda the. john mccain to egypt and tunisia within a month after the arab spring uprisings. i was quite fascinated. we talked to the people that led both of those revolutions. and one. that struck me was that they were motivated as much by a feeling of economic outrage as they work by their desire for freedom. in other words, they
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